Escarpment ‘Kiwa’ Martinborough Pinot Noir 2014

Pinot Noir from New Zealand - Wairarapa & Wellington
Review Date : 22-Apr-2016
Dark, even ruby-red colour, a little lighter on edge with slight garnet hues. This has a very full and gently voluminous nose unfolding layers of dark red berry fruits entwined with waves of dried herbs, spices and nuances of cedar. The nose has a refined and concentrated core, and is beautifully ethereal and exotic, revealing funky Middle Eastern spice and cedary oak detail in the glass. Medium-bodied, the palate features rich and lusciously sweet red berry fruit flavours harmoniously interwoven with spices, dark herbs and cedar with nutty oak detail adding interest. The fruit is supported by very fine-grained, silky tannins that lend structural finesse, and the wine flows effortlessly revealing spice and whole cluster nuances as it carries to a very long, lingering, elegant finish with flowery tannins. This is an elegant, silky smooth, exotic Pinot Noir with red fruits complexed by spices, herbs and cedar. Match with Asian and Middle Eastern cuisine over the next 6-7 years. Clones 5, 6 and 13 from 27 y.o. vines from the ‘Cleland' vineyard on Cambridge Road, indigenous yeast fermented with 50% whole bunch to 13.0% alc., the wine spending 21 days on skins, and aged 18 months in 30% new French oak barrels. 19.0/20 Apr 2016 RRP $65.00

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